When first-time parents Kate and David Ogg went into labor at just 26 weeks, they knew their baby twins were at risk. Afterwards, the couple was devastated when they were told that one of the twins had stopped breathing and only had moments to live.
Thinking that this was the only time she would have with her infant child, Kate begged doctors to let her hold the baby. She then told her husband to get in bed with them for one last tender embrace. What happens next was something that even doctors are calling a miracle.
As soon as he was placed in his mother’s arms, the baby boy’s breathing got stronger. After the boy started moving, hospital personnel rushed to his aid and helped to bring him back to life.
“He stopped breathing and his heartbeat was nearly gone. After 20 minutes they stopped working on him,” Kate recounted to Daily Mail. “I saw him gasp but the doctor said it was no use. I took Jamie off the doctor, asked everyone to leave. He was cold and I just wanted him to be warm.”
‘We had tried for years to have kids and I felt so guilty,” she added. “I just wanted to cuddle him. I unwrapped him and ordered my husband to take his shirt off and climb into the bed. I know it sounds stupid, but if he was still gasping there was still a sign of life so I wasn’t going to give up easily.”
“We were trying to entice him to stay. We explained his name and that he had a twin that he had to look out for and how hard we tried to have him,” she continued. “He suddenly gasped… then he opened his eyes. He was breathing and grabbing Dave’s finger. If we had let the doctor walk out of the room with him, Jamie would have been dead.”
Today, Jamie Ogg is a healthy five year-old who enjoys playing with his twin sister Emily and his little brother Charlie. Remarkably, he has not suffered a single health problem since his miracle birth.
“He is absolutely fine… the biggest concern they had was cerebral palsy because of the lack of oxygen but there’s been nothing,” Kate said. “It’s absolutely astounding. This whole experience makes you cherish them more.”